Closing Feature at Havre: Fourteen to Meet in ,500 Added Philadelphia Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-27


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CLOSING FEATURE AT HAVRE Fourteen to Meet in ,500 Added Philadelphia Handicap. . . . .. Head Play and Roustabout Joint Favorites Expect Crowd of 20,000 for Final Day of Meeting. HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., April 26. Fourteen crack cup campaigners have been entered In the twenty-third Philadelphia Handicap, which is the closing day feature of the Harford Associations spring meeting here tomorrow afternoon. This mile and a sixteenth race for three-year-olds and upwards carries an added value of ,500 and, if fourteen go to the post, the prize to the winner will be ,975. Mrs. Silas B. Masons Head Play, making his first start since his unsuccessful sortie after the 00,000 of the Santa Anita Handicap, is the top weight of the Philadelphia field, under 124 pounds. The five-year-old son of My Play Red Head has trained well for tomorrows race winding up with works of a mile in 1:41, six furlongs in lrl3 and a speed final of three-eighths in :37 thi3 morning. - Head Play and C. V. Whitneys Roustabout are split favorites at 7 to 2 in most early lines, the liberality of the odds on the more favored horses pointing to the openness of the race. Roustabout won a six furlongs race early in the week and preceded this race with a brisk mile and a furlong in 1:57. Howard, star of Mrs. Walter E. OHaraa Araho Stable, is gaining considerable support in this sector through the speed trial of five-eighths in :47, 1:01, which capped the Rolled Stockings geldings recent race. J. W. T. Martins Dark Hope, which nosed out E. F. Seagrams Stand Pat in a mile and seventy yards preliminary Thursday, is well regarded off that corking effort. The Brookmeade Stables Good Goods has gone a mile in 1:45 easily since shipping from New York and Belair Studs Vicar was sharpened this morning with a, handy three-eighths in :37. The . twentyithree runnings of the event produced an illustrious roster of winners In- eluding Sun Beau, the worlds leading money winner, in 1931; the grat Exterminator, in 1923; and the fleet Boniface, a double winner like Equipoise, in 1921 and 1922. The track will be lightning fast for the race if the warm spring weather prevailing today continues to grace the course. With the interest mounting steadily, through the last week of the meeting, it is expected that upwards of 20,000 will jam its way into the course to witness the Philadelphia and its strong supporting card. Five capable three-year-olds will fight it out in the mile and seventy yards Calvert Purse, and eight two-year-olds of the better order have been named for the four and a half furlongs Colonial Purse, the juvenile feature.

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